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Filling Expectations
Filling Expectations

Expectations. The word can bring out the best in someone or it can cause undo stress that makes someone give up. Expectations can make you do things you don’t really want to do.  As she lay sobbing on the floor three months before her wedding she was full of expectations and she had a decision […]

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High Expectations
High Expectations

Do you have high expectations? The problem with high expectations is that they never really live up to what you imagined.  There is always going to be someone who can do it better.  Where do you find your self-worth? Related: Do You Want To Discover Your Purpose? 

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Setting Expectations
Setting Expectations

One of the key components to effective leadership is setting expectations for those who follow you. You’ve heard it before; people will, most of the time, rise to a level of performance/behavior that is set for them.  In that light, what expectation are you setting? Some key points to consider: Does your team hear you […]

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Setting Expectations
Setting Expectations

One of the key components to effective leadership is setting expectations for those who follow you. You’ve heard it before; people will, most of the time, rise to a level of performance/behavior that is set for them. In that light, what expectation are you setting? Some key points to consider: Does your team hear you […]

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High Relational Expectations
High Relational Expectations

All his life, Daniel had a deep desire to find meaningful relationships. He placed very high expectations on friendship, hoping—expecting—they would fulfill him. In the end he discovered: “No friendship could give me complete satisfaction.” What are your hopes and expectations for relationships? Where do you find satisfaction? Related: Do You Desire Love?

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Pressure Of Expectations
Pressure Of Expectations

Tanya has found that she often struggles with finding her identity and sense of worth in the approval of others. It’s hard not to succumb to the pressure of expectations, especially when you don’t want to disappoint others. She’s discovered, however: “There’s more to life than pleasing other people; there’s more to life than a […]

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Expectations of the Season
Expectations of the Season

What does the Christmas season promise you this year? We all have an expectation even if we rarely pull it out to look at it. For some it’s the expectation of a credit card bill that takes too long to pay. Others dream of just the perfect gift to buy. Some dread to go shopping. […]

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Unmet Expectations: Sex three times a week?
Unmet Expectations: Sex three times a week?

If you are married, you have experienced unmet expectations in your marriage. We all have.  Expectations begin long before the wedding day. When my husband and I were engaged, I met up with a friend my parents’ age who had been married for 25 years.  She was very enthusiastic.  She told me they had a […]

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Great Expectations for Christmas
Great Expectations for Christmas

Christmas is loaded with expectations, isn’t it? Christmas shopping, decorating and entertaining. Typically we knock ourselves out trying to make it the “perfect” Christmas. And year after year we end up with the same empty feeling, like Christmas wasn’t as personally fulfilling as we’d hoped. Why is that? Let’s look at a few of our expectations. […]

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I just returned to church
I just returned to church

I have just moved back to the city and church that helped me so much in the past. But I don’t feel the same “closeness” as I did before and feel let down. Can you help me? Advice: It sounds as though you have been through a lot in the past few years and made […]

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